Arizona is notoriously harsh on crimes involving drugs. In Arizona, a medical marijuana card can be the difference between a felony conviction that will remain on your record for the rest of your life, steep fines, and possible prison time—and no charges at all. While Arizona’s criminal code is regarded by many as complex when it comes to drug crimes, there are essentially three categories of drug designations in Arizona: (1) dangerous drugs, (2) narcotic drugs, and (3) marijuana.
When it comes to drug crimes that you may be charged with in Chandler, many factors are taken into consideration when deciding what specific crime to charge, including:
If convicted of a drug charge, the judge will consider many of these same factors in determining the appropriate sentence. If arrested for a first-time drug crime in Chandler, you may be eligible for special programs that are designed to rehabilitate individuals rather than immediately send them to jail or prison. Some of these programs, including the TASC Diversion Program, can end up resulting in a full dismissal of all charges upon successful completion of the program.
If arrested in Chandler for charges involving the sale or possession of drugs, you are probably going to need an experienced and skilled attorney to help you navigate through the complexities of the criminal code, the prosecutor’s office, and the courts. As is usually the case when facing charges, the sooner you contact an attorney —the better off you are. A drug crime conviction in Arizona can have many life-changing penalties. You may have to spend time in jail, pay thousands of dollars in fines, lose your job, lose security clearance, lose a professional license, and/or suffer the consequences of a criminal record.
The attorneys at Rosenstein Law Group have dealt with many drug-related charges in the past and can help you fight back against drug charges, jail sentences, and hefty fines. Reach out to schedule your options with you at no cost with a high-quality Chandler drug crimes attorney today by calling (480) 248-7666 for a free consultation or filling out a contact form here.